Houston (emeritus advisor, Gestalt Center, London, England and chair, British Gestalt Journal) describes how Gestalt Therapy can be best used to achieve good outcomes with clients, primarily in brief interventions with a range of people and situations. Noting that Gestalt's integrative nature and emphasis on a cooperative working alliance make it particularly suited to brief therapy, she presents the basic theory and principles, examines each phase of the therapeutic process, and offers practical strategies for therapist to pursue. Intended for students of psychotherapy and experienced practitioners from other disciplines. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
Gaie Houston is a writer, UKCP-registered psychotherapist and senior lecturer at The Gestalt Centre, London.
Table of ContentsOverviewThe Gestalt Approach Theory Related to Brief InterventionThe AssessmentThe BeginningThe MiddleThe EndingA Brief Gestalt Therapy Individual Case StudyThe Brief Gestalt Therapy GroupA Brief Gestalt Therapy Group Case StudyEvidence, Authority and Now in Brief Gestalt Therapy
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As a Gestalt therapist I generally work long term with people. I have recently begun working in a college counseling center and have found it useful to hone my interventions. I purchased this book to help me in creating a short term framework to work within. I like the organization and framework. I found the book to be quiet expensive for the size but expect that this is due, in part, to low demand. I would recommend this book to people working from a Gestalt or humanistic perspective who want to enhance their ability to work with people on a deep level in a short time frame. I expect this will become more important as we become more dependent on managed care for payment of services.